Volume 19 Number 8 - August 2012
|2012 Deer Forecast
North Carolina sportsmen have many choices when it comes to deer hunting. Here are some of the state’s hottest whitetail hotspots.
It became gin clear after the 2012 Dixie Deer Classic and the release of harvest figures from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission for the last hunting season that North Carolina’s deer herd is in good shape.
It’s also fairly ...
|Black Bass Blast
Morehead City fishermen have plenty of great black sea bass ‘turf’ within a short ride of port.
The forecast for a windy day was not the greatest for an offshore bottom-fishing trip, but that didn’t deter Bob Bruggeworth from driving to Beaufort to join his friend Gus Villanova at Town Creek Marina, where Villanova keeps his 25-foot Carolina ...
Finding cooler water can lead to some hot August striper fishing on these North Carolina lakes.
Across the country, striped bass are known for their propensity for cold water, their ability to survive — even flourish — in water that would put most fish into shock. Most fishermen who target stripers in reservoirs consider winter to be the best ...
The heat of the summer is no time to sit at home: Head to the wrecks and reefs off Carolina Beach for hot action on big drum.
To many coastal fishermen, August is a month where the fishing goes slack and the kids go back to school. The heat rolls in early in the day, afternoon thunderstorms are the norm, the Gulf Stream fishing of the late spring is a memory and the kings ...
|Fly-ing though saltwater
Improvements in equipment has helped put fly-fishing on the map for saltwater fishermen, especially those targeting North Carolina waters. Learn the basics here.
Flyfishermen have long known that their gear is not limited to wimpy rods and small fish. Particularly over the past 20 years, as equipment has improved, fly-fishing has created opportunities to catch saltwater fish efficiently.
|Lake of the Month: Lake Hickory
This foothills reservoir is home to plenty of stripers that will bite even in August. Here are the hows and wheres.
Almost a hundred years ago, Duke Power began its project to electrify North Carolina’s foothills by building a series of dams along the length of the Catawba River.
Lake Hickory wasn’t the biggest impoundment on the system, and it ...
|Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on
The shaky head has made its mark on bass fishermen at High Rock and other Yadkin River reservoirs.
In the 1970s, KC and the Sunshine Band had party-goers shaking their hindquarters to the infectious beat of “Shake your Booty” and its famous line, “Shake, shake, shake; shake, shake, shake; shake your booty.”
Bass fishermen aren’t ...
| Deer hunters should expect another great season in North Carolina this fall.
Photo By Tommy Kirkland
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|Head for the Mountains
Hiwassee provides change of pace
|High Tides and Tall Tails
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Blankenship good alone
Shallow bass in August?
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